Big K Magazine, April 1984. Contents. GAMES PROGRAMS: ROCKET for VIC 20, BOMB RUN for ORIC, DEMON DRIVER for COMMODORE 64, DOWN FALL for BBC Model 8, ESCAPE for SPECTRUM. SOFTWARE REVIEWS: Charlie Nicholas reviews for us. HARDWARE: Wonderful Widgets, Brilliant Bodges- A Cheapo Epro, Goad Your Code the 6502 Way, Squaring Up- Atari v. Acorn. FEATURES: Do you Sincerely Want to be Rich?, Another Day, Another Subroutine, Wozniak: Mr Apple talks to Big K, When Access is a Little Too Random, Mind Games, A Big Hand for the Little Tin Guy. REGULARS: On-Line News, Charts, Arcade Alley. COMPETITION: Win a Coleco Module 3. PICTURE CAPTIONS: Eat your heart out Psion, Aw, come on, Kevin, Ongoing Review Situation, TT discusses FA with CN, Charlie Nicholas strikes!, AFV v UFO on COM 64, This month's comp- and this is only 2nd Prize!,STAFF: Andy Green- Technical, Jenny Parrott- News, John May, Steve Keaton, David Crossweller, Bernard Turner, Dave Eastbury, Tony Benyon, Central Art Studio- Art/Design, Doug Church- Group Art Editor, Luis Bartlett- Group Advert. Controller, John Purdie- Publishing Director. EDITORIAL ADDRESS: BIG K, Room 2026, IPC Magazines Ltd., King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1 9LS. PHONE: 01-261-6604/6429, 01-261-5660 (Advertising). POWER TO THE PIXELS: "Power", Chairman Mao once said- in one of his more benign moments, "grows from the barrel of a gun". But then the Chairman had this thing about guns. If he'd lived to consider the possibility of a billion Chinese all thumbing away at their Little Red ZX81's, he might have amended that to "...out of the i/o port of a modern micro". The potential for power in the near future lies with the computer-literate. This means you. They may wrinkle their noses sometimes at your penchant for writing and playing alienocidal (look it up) games, but they envy you your marksmanship just the same. And everytime you knock out a casual ON ERROR GOSUB they gasp at your cool and confident use of power. Yes, power. The late Chairman believed in Youth, but he preferred Youth to be armed to the teeth. So much for him. We prefer Youth to be tooled up with Pixel Power to Youth toting around all sorts of lethal artillery. Besides, computing is ecologically sounder. Just look at China. Or- come to think of it- anywhere else, like Lebanon, where the Chairman's dictum has been taken to heart. TONY TYLER. FRONT COVER: I Obey, O Mighty One by the Great Ron Embleton. SPECIAL THANKS TO: Sharon Henderson and all at Rediffusion, Gary Cartmell, Brian Wagland and Dave Notley, Eddie Babbage, Osman Ismael, Fraser Gray, Stephanie and Shirley, Wordwise, Kate Phillips, Speed Couriers, Adrian Bool and all at Island Logic, Cheap-o-Vend Ltd, Nicky Xikluna, and last and most certainly least Uncle Doug Church and all. THIS MONTH'S FREE GIFT: is a genuine plastic, fully magnetized, free-spinning Data Slug, i.e., a jolly handy C15 cassette. Use it to store BIG K Games Listings or - if you prefer - the contents of. NEXT MONTH'S FREE GIFT: Ever wished you knew more tricks of the trade? Like smooth circles, tilting horizons, etc? We bring you the ultimate how-to pro - all on a 7'' FLEXI-DISC. Just off-load to cassette and RUN... Don't miss the May issue of Big K. Order from your newsagent NOW - use force if necessary.